Alex Katz, ‘Union Square’, 2000, Phillips

Property from the Triton Collection Foundation

From the Catalogue:
“I am more at home living in a world of variables, than one of fixed values. If you make something realistic, you think you’re in the present tense, and you are. But, forty years later, it’s not realistic anymore.”
Alex Katz
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: signed and dated "Alex Katz 00" on the overlap

Acquired directly from the artist in 2007

About Alex Katz

New York School painter Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in reaction to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, finding his own distinctive resolution between formalism and representation. His brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that takes cues from everyday visual culture like advertising and cinema, in many ways anticipating both the formal and conceptual concerns of Pop Art. Well known for his many portraits of his wife and muse, Ada, Katz has also dedicated himself to printmaking and freestanding sculptures of cutout figures painted on wood or aluminum.

American, b. 1927, New York, New York, based in New York, New York